1 Kings 3:27
New International Version
Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.”

New Living Translation
Then the king said, “Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!”

English Standard Version
Then the king answered and said, “Give the living child to the first woman, and by no means put him to death; she is his mother.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. By no means should you kill him; she is his mother.”

King James Bible
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

New King James Version
So the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him; she is his mother.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king replied, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”

NASB 1995
Then the king said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”

NASB 1977
Then the king answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”

Amplified Bible
Then the king said, “Give the first woman [who is pleading for his life] the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother.”

Christian Standard Bible
The king responded, “Give the living baby to the first woman, and don’t kill him. She is his mother.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king responded, “Give the living baby to the first woman, and don’t kill him. She is his mother.”

American Standard Version
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The King answered and said: “Give her the living boy, and you shall not kill him! She is his mother.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the king answered and said, Give the child to her that said, ?Give it to her, and by no means slay it:' she is its mother.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon said, "Don't kill the baby." Then he pointed to the first woman, "She is his real mother. Give the baby to her."

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king answered, and said: Give the living child to this woman, and let it not be killed, for she is the mother thereof.

English Revised Version
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

Good News Translation
Then Solomon said, "Don't kill the child! Give it to the first woman--she is its real mother."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king replied, "Give the living child to the first woman. Don't kill him. She is his mother."

International Standard Version
The king announced his decision: "Give the living child to the first woman. Don't kill him. She is his mother."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king answered and said: 'Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.'

Literal Standard Version
And the king answers and says, “Give the living child to her [who wants him], and do not put him to death at all; she [is] his mother.”

NET Bible
The king responded, "Give the first woman the living child; don't kill him. She is the mother."

New Heart English Bible
Then the king answered, "Give her the living child, and in no way kill it. She is its mother."

World English Bible
Then the king answered, "Give her the living child, and in no way kill it. She is its mother."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king answereth and saith, 'Give ye to her the living child, and put it not at all to death; she is its mother.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Judges Wisely
26Then the woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she yearned with compassion for her son. “Please, my lord,” she said, “give her the living baby. Do not kill him!” But the other woman said, “He will be neither mine nor yours. Cut him in two!” 27Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. By no means should you kill him; she is his mother.” 28When all Israel heard of the judgment the king had given, they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.…

Cross References
1 Kings 3:26
Then the woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she yearned with compassion for her son. "Please, my lord," she said, "give her the living baby. Do not kill him!" But the other woman said, "He will be neither mine nor yours. Cut him in two!"

1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment the king had given, they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.


Treasury of Scripture

Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.









Verse 27. - Then the king answered and said [He simply echoes the exact words of the mother. This is clear from the fact that the word יָלוּד - natus, "the one born," here and in ver. 26 rendered "child," is a very unusual one], Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it [The LXX., which reads "Give the child to her who said, Give it to her," etc., obscures the evidently designed repetition] she is the mother thereof [Heb. she, his mother].

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the king
הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

gave his ruling:
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Give
תְּנוּ־ (tə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the living
הַחַ֔י (ha·ḥay)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

baby
הַיָּל֣וּד (hay·yā·lūḏ)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

to the first woman.
לָהּ֙ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

By no means
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

should you kill him;
תְמִיתֻ֑הוּ (ṯə·mî·ṯu·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

she
הִ֖יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is his mother.”
אִמּֽוֹ׃ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )


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